Company Profile (Part I)
0576 PA8521 Company Profile
Run time 0:10:59Audio/Visual sound, color
September 10, 2005
Five Miles Out of London on a Western Avenue...
This 50s film is a straightforward profile of the Hoover Company, of vacuum cleaner fame. Fun moments include early film footage of the companys earliest vacuum cleaners, factory-tour footage from plants in England, and some bizarre-looking quality-control devices. And it contains a bit of essential trivia for rock fansthe Paravale Plant looks to be the Hoover Factory that Elvis Costello sings about. And it has a real cool Jam Handy focus leader. The film as a whole is pretty standard, but it has lots of great little extras. Too bad its incomplete.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ***** (gets an extra star for the Hoover Factory). Overall Rating: ****.
October 13, 2003
Just when it was getting interesting..
This overview of the Hoover company is pretty standard, has some brief history then mainly focuses on it's overseas operations. It was a really long haul, ut luckily in the second part, things started getting interesting with the curious lab tests they were doing. (Love the robot arms). But before we could explore that further, the film ends at that point :(
August 29, 2003
It doesn't suck
Quite staid for a Jam Handy production, this film chronicles the history and products of the Hoover company. I didn't know they made anything but vacuum cleaners. Almost like a prospectus for potential investors rather than the usual Jam Handy embellishment.